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The Aztec Ruin (1919)

DOCUMENT Earl H. Morris.

Morris’ 1919 monograph summarizes the material culture recovered during excavation of Aztec West Ruin. Morris provides descriptions and illustrations of numerous artifacts including textiles, bone tools, pottery, stone tools, and ornaments. “This volume is devoted to reports upon archeological investigations in and about a large Pueblo ruin near the town of Aztec, New Mexico. A large portion of this ruin, now a part of the Aztec Ruin National Monument, was uncovered and carefully studied and...


Aztec West Ruin: Earl Morris Excavation Reports

PROJECT Uploaded by: Lori Reed

Between 1916 and 1922, Earl H. Morris conducted excavations at the Chacoan great house of Aztec Ruins, New Mexico. With support and sponsorship by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Morris excavated a large portion of Aztec West Ruin and reconstructed the well-known great kiva in the plaza. This tDAR project includes the American Museum of Natural History publications by Earl H. Morris documenting his findings at Aztec West Ruin.


Aztec West Ruin: Perishable Artifacts and Pottery from Excavations by the American Museum of Natural History

PROJECT Lori Reed. Laurie Webster.

Digital images of pottery and perishable items recovered from Earl Morris' excavations of Aztec West Ruin between 1916 and 1922. Although Morris' excavations at Aztec were extensive, his analysis and descriptions of the artifact assemblage were cursory. In 2003, Laurie Webster and Lori Stephens Reed began systematic analysis, documentation, and digital imaging of pottery and perishables from Morris' Aztec West Ruin collections housed at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY and...


Burials in the Aztec Ruin and the Aztec Ruin Annex (1924)

DOCUMENT Earl H. Morris.

This 1924 monograph by Earl Morris includes a detailed summary of burials excavated at Aztec West Ruin during his work at the site between 1916 and 1922. The second part of the report includes Morris' description of rooms and kivas comprising the Aztec West Annex, located adjacent to Aztec West great house.


Ceramic: Chaco Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/7521 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Chaco Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #7521, Morris FS 1114. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is medium quartz sand in a silty low fired paste suggesting local production at Aztec. Image AMNH 29.0/7521 A: interior view. Image AMNH 29.0/7521 B: interior closeup of repair. Image AMNH 29.0/7521 C: exterior design view. Image AMNH 29.0/7521 D: view of interior base wear. Image AMNH 29.0/7521 E: closeup of interior design. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 48, West...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6980 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6980, Morris FS 587. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is fine sand and shale in a silty paste suggesting manufacture at Aztec or in the Middle San Juan region. Bowl is 45% complete with restoration using unknown adhesive. Image AMNH 29.0/6980a: exterior view. Image AMNH 29.0/6980b: interior view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 47, West Ruin, Aztec Ruins. Room 47 is in the east wing of West Ruin. Earl Morris’...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6986 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6986, Morris FS 597. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is fine sand in a silty paste suggesting manufacture at Aztec or in the Middle San Juan region. Bowl is 60% complete with reconstruction using an unknown adhesive. Image AMNH 29.0/6986 A: interior view. Image AMNH 29.0/6986 B: exterior view. Image AMNH 29.0/6986 C: interior design view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 47, West Ruin, Aztec Ruins.Room 47 is in...


Ceramic: Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6988 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Chaco-McElmo Black-on-white, pitcher, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6988, Morris FS 588. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Medium sand temper, well-fired paste, and bright washy white slip indicates manufacture in the Chaco Cibola region. Pitcher is 70% complete with reconstruction using an unknown adhesive. Image AMNH 29.0/6988 A: side view. Image AMNH 29.0/6988 B: side view. AMNH 29.0/6988 C: handle side view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 47, West Ruin, Aztec Ruins. Room 47 is in...


Ceramic: Escavada Black-on-white, frog effigy seed jar (fragment), AMNH 29.0/7528 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Escavada Black-on-white, frog effigy seed jar, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #7528, Morris FS 1121. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is sand in a silty paste and slip is washy but silty suggesting manufacture at Aztec or elsewhere in the Middle San Juan region. Effigy is only about 25% complete. Image AMNH 29/7528 A: side view showing rim. Image AMNH 29/7528 B: base view showing sculpted legs. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 48, West Ruin, Aztec Ruins. Room 48 is in the east...


Ceramic: Gallup Black-on-white frog effigy vessel (fragment), AMNH 29.0/6996 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Gallup Black-on-white, frog effigy vessel, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6996, Morris FS 594. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Sand temper and well-fired paste indicates manufacture in the Chaco Cibola region. Effigy is only 30% complete. Image AMNH 29/6996 A: front view of head. Image AMNH 29/6996 B: side view of head. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 47, West Ruin, Aztec Ruins. Room 47 is in the east wing of West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of the room at the time of excavation is...


Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white bowl, AMNH29.0-6984 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mancos Black-on-white (Dogoszhi style), bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6984, Morris FS 597. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Diorite porphyry temper indicates manufacture in the central Mesa Verde region. Bowl fragments reconstructed to 40% of original vessel. Image AMNH 29/6984 A: exterior view. Image AMNH 29/6984 B: interior view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 47, West Ruin, Aztec Ruins. Room 47 is in the east wing of West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of the room at the...


Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white seed jar, AMNH 29.0/6989 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mancos Black-on-white (Sosi style), seed jar, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6989, Morris FS 597. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Diorite porphyry temper indicates manufacture in the central Mesa Verde region. Partially reconstructed fragments represent 60% of vessel. Image AMNH 29.0/6989 A: exterior view of rim and design. Image AMNH 29.0/6989 B: exterior design view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 47, West Ruin, Aztec Ruins. Room 47 is in the east wing of West Ruin. Earl Morris’...


Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white, bowl, (fragment), AMNH 29.0/7527 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mancos Black-on-white (Puerco style), bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #7527, Morris FS 1120. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Restored bowl fragment represents 45% of original vessel. Image AMNH 29.0/7527 A: interior closeup showing repair. Image AMNH 29.0/7527 B: exterior closeup showing repair. Image AMNH 29.0/7527 C: interior view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 48, West Ruin, Aztec Ruins. Room 48 is in the...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white bowl, AMNH 29.0/6987 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6987, Morris FS 597. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Diorite porphyry temper indicated manufacture in the central Mesa Verde region. Reconstructed fragment represents about 30% of original bowl. Image AMNH 29.0/6987 A: exterior view. Image AMNH 29.0/6987 B: interior view. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 47, West Ruin, Aztec Ruins. Room 47 is in the east wing of West Ruin. Earl Morris’ description of the room at the time of...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH 29.0/6805 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6805, Morris FS 415. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Ladle is missing handle and a few bowl fragments. Measurements: 10 x 8.3 cm orifice dimensions, 4.4 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6805: top view showing interior ladle bowl design and intensive dipper wear on the rim surface. Note: attachment for missing handle is at bottom of image on side with rim ticking still intact. ...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH 29.0/6806 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

McElmo Black-on-white, ladle, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6806, Morris FS 416. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Ladle is missing handle and 25% of the bowl. Measurements: 8.5 cm orifice diameter, 4.3 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6806: view showing interior ladle bowl design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva D, Aztec West Ruin. Morris describes Kiva D as having “been burned before its original contents were...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6744 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6744, Morris FS 354. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper not analyzed; not visible on surface. Bowl is slightly warped and drying stress cracks are visible. Bowl is almost 100% complete with less than 5% reconstructed with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 25 cm orifice diameter, 14 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6744 A: interior view showing design. Image AMNH 29.0/6744 B: exterior view showing closeup of design and a prominent...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6745 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6745, Morris FS 355. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Bowl is almost 100% complete with minimal restoration. Measurements: 23.8 cm orifice diameter, 11.9 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6745 A: interior design view. Image AMNH 29.0/6745 B: exterior design view. Image AMNH 29.0/6745 C: closeup of interior design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva D, Aztec West...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6747 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6747, Morris FS 357. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper not examined; not visible on surface. Bowl is slightly warped and drying stress cracks are visible. Bowl is almost 100% complete with minimal restoration and reconstruction with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 30 cm orifice diameter, 12.5 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6747 A: interior design view. Image AMNH 29.0/6747 B: exterior design view. Image AMNH 29.0/6747 C: closeup...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6748 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6748, Morris FS 358. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Bowl is slightly warped and drying stress cracks are visible. Bowl is almost 100% complete with minimal restoration and reconstruction with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 32.5 x 26.6 cm orifice dimensions, 14.5 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6748 A: interior design view. Image AMNH 29.0/6748 B: view of exterior...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6749 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6749. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Bowl is almost 100% complete with restoration and minimal reconstruction with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 24.6 cm orifice diameter, 10.4 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6749 A: view of exterior base showing wear. Image AMNH 29.0/6749 B: view of interior design. Image AMNH 29.0/6749 C: closeup of interior design. Recovered...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6750 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6750, Morris FS 360. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Bowl is almost 100% restored with unknown adhesive. Measurements: 22 cm orifice diameter, 10.8 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6750 A: view of interior design. Image AMNH 29.0/6750 B: view of exterior base showing intensive hard surface wear. Image AMNH 29.0/6750 C: closeup of hard surface wear on exterior base. Image...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6751 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6751, Morris FS 361. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Bowl is almost 100% restored with unknown adhesive. Measurements: 22 cm diameter, 8.9 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6751 A: view of exterior base showing hard surface wear. Image AMNH 29.0/6751 B: view of interior design. Image AMNH 29.0/6751 C: closeup of exterior design. Image AMNH 29.0/6751 D: closeup showing pitting...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6752 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6752, Morris FS 362. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Bowl is 100% complete with minimal restoration and plaster material reconstruction. Measurements: 16.6 x 17.5 cm orifice dimensions, 8.5 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6752 A: closeup view of exterior base showing hard surface wear. Image AMNH 29.0/6752 B: view of exterior base showing wear pattern and painted design....


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH 29.0/6753 (2004)

IMAGE Lori Reed.

Mesa Verde Black-on-white, bowl, AMNH Accession 29.0, Catalog #6753, Morris FS 363. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2004. Temper not analyzed; not visible on surface. Bowl is 100% complete. Measurements: 16.7 cm orifice diameter, 7 cm height. Image AMNH 29.0/6753 A: interior view showing design. Image AMNH 29.0/6753 B: exterior view showing design. Image AMNH 29.0/6753 C: closeup of interior design. Recovered from Earl Morris excavation of Kiva D, Aztec West Ruin. Morris describes Kiva D as having “been...

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